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‘Put your mask on, will you? You’re only making things worse for yourself’

I watch the old dear totter into court in her high heels, sunnies perched on top of her head, a scowl of disapproval on her face, like she’s ordered a(...)

The Bugatti Type 57 SC is known in the trade as La Voiture Noire.

People have believed, at times, in pirate treasure maps. People have lost their way and their lives searching for the golden jungle city of Eldorado. (...)

A bank draft was sent to the Empress Eugénie in Paris and, following a discussion with a French organisation established to assist casualties, the committee also decided to form an ambulance corps. Portrait of Empress Eugénie by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1853

Ireland’s first halting attempt to alleviate distress abroad took place 150 years ago during the Franco-Prussian War. In 1870, the Second French Empi(...)

Fionnuala Zinnecker’s family on the beach in Dunkirk, France.

No matter how long you live in a place as an immigrant, you never really have the same feeling of belonging or shared heritage that the locally born c(...)

Skoda Kamiq: a fine family car, well-built, sturdy and with room for two adults in the back, all powered by a perky little three-cylinder 1-litre engine

We’ve come full circle in the SUV craze. Where once the abbreviation defined misplaced off-road work vehicles dressed for suburban shopping runs, it h(...)

Anthony Bourdain  in Dublin in 2004. Photograph: David Sleator

June 25th, 2019 would have been Anthony Bourdain’s 63rd birthday. But the American chef, writer and TV presenter took his own life in a hotel bathroom(...)

Marine Le Pen at a meeting in Saint-Ebremond-de-Bonfosse. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images

With the party’s history returning to haunt Le Pen, the RN leader talks about anti-Semitism, the gilets jaunes and her plan to undermine Brussels f(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron visits the vandalised Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, eastern France, on Tuesday. French residents and public officials from across the political spectrum geared up Tuesday for nationwide rallies against anti-Semitism following a series of anti-Semitic acts, including the swastikas painted on about 80 gravestones at the Jewish cemetery. Photograph: Frederick Florin/ AP

For generations after the second World War, anti-Semitism remained a taboo in Europe – a disease that appeared to afflict only the most irrelevant big(...)

The great hall at Versailles was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles which imposed swingeing terms on Germany and blamed it and Austria-Hungary for starting the first World War.

In mid-January 1919, amid revolutionary chaos in much of east-central Europe and a fierce civil war in Russia, the Paris Peace Conference convened to (...)

Onion and parsley salad. Photograph:  Emma Jervis

Onions are the unsung heroes of our kitchens and cooking. They are taken for granted and very seldom given centre stage. They are always available and(...)

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